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#21 habigman

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:52 PM

C.G. Wilke Velour (Guben, Germany), measures ~ 59cm, crown ~ 6 inches open, brim ~ 2 1/2 inches, non-reeded sweatband, 148 grams, probably early 1930s. This one is in very good condition with all original parts. The Velour felt and finish are very high quality. Also a unique light green-blue silk liner. Been looking for one these in my size for a long time. The only other pre 1940 soft felt C.G. Wilke I have is a small size and in below average condition.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:27 PM

C. G. Wilke Alpi Astra, size 55cm, probably late 1930s. This rare one belongs to Paddy on the FL. Supposedly heavy moth damage.

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#23 habigman

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:40 PM

More photos from Garrett.
 
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:11 AM

C.G. Wilke Flamand, over welt, size 59cm. Has all the original parts including the tip patch. Really fantastic / unique felt. I am thinking 1920s.

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I found the hat shop (Reinhold Mette Freiberg) was established in 1926 and is still owned by the family today (Barbara Mette Freiberg). I assume the shop is still in business. Prior to opening the hat shop they manufactured fur felt ware (established 1825).

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

C. G. Wilke Velourhüte, C. G. Wilke Lodenhüte Postcard (1932)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:31 AM

Hat Factory C. G. Wilke, Guben advertisement from "Fabrikation von Damen- und Herren- Filzhüten, Der Deustchen Hutmacher Zeitung (1933)".

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"The Wilke Hat has no Dark Side, but still in the Shadow, you can see the Wilke Hat"

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:45 PM

C. G. Wilke Guben made for A. Breiter München, size 55cm, probably 1930s. This one is made of wool or a fur - wool blend. Interesting black sweatband.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:29 PM

C. G. Wilke Melone, size 55cm, probably 1930s maybe earlier. It doesn't belong to me but it has a really fantastic liner and is in very good condition.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:08 PM

C. G. Wilke "Platina"

A really fantastic tiny gem of a hat. The felt is the lightest and softest I have ever encountered. Probably the early 1930s maybe a bit earlier. I doubt it was worn much at all. I also think it might have been modified maybe by the shop that sold it.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 07:58 AM

I found the hat related meaning of "Flamand".

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"The unshorn Velour hair called Flamand;...."

Fabrikation von Damen- und Herren- Filzhüten, Der Deustchen Hutmacher Zeitung,188 (1933)
Fabrication of Women's and Men's Felt Hats, German Hat Makers News,188 (1933)

C.G. Wilke "Flamand"

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:03 AM

Villa Wilke, Guben Germany, early 1900s

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Only the Gate House Survived WWII (Photo 2015)

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 05:10 PM

C.G. Wilke "Bürstel Electra", 57cm probably 1930s. This fantastic hat belongs to Fastuni on the FL.

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 03:25 PM

C. G. Wilke "Haar Rival", 60cm, 168g, probably late 1920s maybe early 1930s. This is a great Stiff Felt with a fantastic finish and a interesting bow design. It measures closer to 61cm so a big one!

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 03:26 PM

C.G. Wilke "Bürstel Electra", 58cm, Open Crown 6 inches, Brim 2 1/4 inches probably later 1930s. I received this fantastic gray Wilke Velour via trade with Fastuni (Armin). The Velour finish is really nice and it still has the original paper size label. It originally had a Crease Clip/Holder. I could tell by the wear on the liner label and the remnants of a very sharp center crease. This hat has already been posted but these new photos are more accurate color wise. Also a really great model name. C.G. Wilke like use interesting model names.

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In my opinion the best logo I have seen!

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:17 PM

C. G. Wilke, Brim Over Welt 2 1/2 inches , Crown Open 6 inches, paper label missing, measures 57cm but marked 56cm on paper laberl, probably later 1920s maybe early 1930s. The hat originally had a liner. The Velour is really fantastic but it has some nicks. 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

C.G. Wilke, 56cm probably later 1930s. This great looking Velour belongs to Stadt- und Industriemuseum Guben.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:42 AM

C. G. Wilke Guben photos and documents from the Stadt- und Industriemuseum Guben collection.

C. G. Wilke, 111 Years (1933)

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Time Clock (1920-29)

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Women of the Felting Department (1910)

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Women of the Dressing Department (1920-29)

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Statutes of the company's sickness fund of the hat factory C.G. Wilke in Guben-Druck by the publisher Albert Koenig in Guben. (1914)

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Certificate of the State Insurance Institution Brandenburg by Charlotte Zindler for offsetting at the factory sickness fund of the hat factory C.G. Wilke. (1938)

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At the end of the war in 1945, the company premises and the production facilities of the company C.G. Wilke were destroyed or severely damaged by about 45%. These included the middle building, a warehouse, workshops and the administrative building as well as the private villa of the Wilke family. The last eight weeks of war in February and March 1945, in which Guben was a frontier, brought the economic ruin to the once flourishing and traditional Gubener hat industry. At the end of the Second World War nearly 90% of the historic city center was destroyed. The city resembled a rubble landscape. In the western part of the city about 20% of the building fabric was affected by destruction, including numerous industrial plants.

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Destroyed Villa Wilke in Guben, 1945

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Letterhead C.G. Wilke; Guben, 12/23/1947

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 05:21 AM

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1918-1929 , Panorama of CG Wilke.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:14 PM

C. G. Wilke "Elite" "Elektron" made for Deutcher Hut - Vertrieb Kiel, 60cm, Wool or Wool - Fur, 157 grams probably late 1920s.

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Original Size Stamp and Price Stamp.

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